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Russia's Gazprom Neft, a major oil-producing subsidiary of state-owned Gazprom, has shown interest in the acquisition of HIP Petrohemija, Serbia's state-owned petrochemicals producer, chairman Alexander Dyukov has announced, as reported by Seenews... Read more

Chinese chemical company Yanggu Huatai is to construct a new sulphur factory in Serbia. The total investment is around €30-million, according to reports by local media... Read more

AkzoNobel has become the first major manufacturer to launch recycled paint thanks to a pioneering partnership in the UK with Veolia... Read more

The foundation stone for the Tiszaújváros polyol plant has been laid. The plant is expected to be commissioned in 2021. MOL will invest €1.2-billion on the plant's construction.  When complete it will be able to produce around 200,000 tonnes of... Read more

Global packaging and paper group Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, one of the biggest European companies in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses for premium A-brands and private label products, have... Read more

A UK chemical company has inspired a new generation of scientists and increased enthusiasm in STEM-related subjects in students aged eight to nine... Read more

Dutch specialty chemicals company Nouryon has joined forces with water treatment company Van Remmen UV Technology on a novel method to address the growing concern of pharmaceutical micropollutants in waste water... Read more

Basildon Chemical Company Ltd, part of the KCC Corporation group, has announced the acquisition of Lambson Limited’s Personal Care, Household I&I, Brewing and Encapsulation assets... Read more

There is much talk about improving the chemicals used in the laundry industry. Hygiene chemicals manufacturer Christeyns has come a long way in formulating detergents that not only produce improved wash outcomes but that are also kinder to the... Read more

Germany's Environment Ministry has announced that it will ban the use of glyphosate weedkiller from the end of 2023 and limit the use of the chemical before then, over claims in the US that it causes cancer... Read more

Kiilto, a Finland-based manufacturer of industrial chemical solutions, has launched plant-based and environmentally-friendlier Easycool Futura cutting fluids. Made from renewable raw materials, the new products are not only... Read more

The increasing use of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in multi-component applications with thermoplastics requires a solid understanding of the influences that affect the adhesion properties. This applies in particular if the hard component is a... Read more

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Today we produce almost 400 million tonnes of plastics every year. Global population growth and a growing middle class means that, in just a few decades, the demand for goods and packaging made from plastics is set to rise three-fold... Read more

Norwegian silicon-based advanced materials supplier Elkem ASA is set to acquire Basel Chemie, a South Korean producer of speciality silicone gels. The acquisition gives Elkem access to leading technology in attractive end-user silicone segments... Read more

SOCAR Turkey Energy has announced it will break ground on the construction of a new petrochemical industrial complex in Turkey in the first half of 2020. The estimated investment stands at €1.6-billion and will take the form of a joint venture... Read more

Shares in German chemical giant Bayer have rocketed by as much as 11% following a report that the company has proposed to pay up to $8-billion (£6.59-billion) to settle more than 18,000 US lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. Read more

Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd (IVL), a global chemical producer based in Bangkok, Thailand, has entered into an agreement to acquire Sinterama S.p.A, a polyester automotive interiors and high performance coloured yarns manufacturer, based... Read more

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has submitted a proposal to ban all use of rubber granules by 2022. Today, rubber granules are mainly produced from end-of-life vehicle tyres, and a ban would greatly increase the need for alternative recycling... Read more

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer welcomed a US judge's call to cut a $2-billion damages payout awarded by a jury to a couple in California after having found that the Monsanto produced glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup had been the cause of... Read more

Industrial packaging products and services company Greif has announced that its steel drum plant in Cologne has successfully completed the Together for Sustainability (TfS) audit with a score of 98%... Read more

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